What is the first thing that would comes to your mind, if you were asked what are the most popular American Classic Cars ?
As for me I think American Classic Cars meaning a Ford Mustang.
Ford Mustang is one of the iconic American classic cars which turn 45 years old. The original version (1964/65 - 1973.) was based on the family sedan Ford Falcon. Serial production of Mustang began on 9 March, 1964 and the first Mustang was introduced to the public on 17 April, 1964 at the New York World's Fair. That was one of the most successful Premiers in the history of the American classic cars industry.
The car was so good looking that the Ford Motor company almost instantly began earning huge profits from it. On the first day the car was shown, about 22,000 orders were taken. Only during the first year did they sell more than 400,000 Mustangs. Since the year 1964 Ford Motor Co. has sold over 9 million cars.
The commercial success of the Mustang depended on taking an inexpensive Ford Falcon base, adding the noted long hood, short rear-deck look to the two-door frame and selling it at a higher price than the Falcon.
During 1979 in the modern history of the Ford Mustang one of the main conversion took place. Ford Motor Company presented a sleek, European - inspired "pony car"; it was absolutely unusual from everything else on the road.
A lot of people fell in love with the new Mustang because of the more roomy interior and the increased use of lightweight materials. That made the new Mustang lighter than previous models of Mustang.
So, the Mustang created the "pony car" class of American cars — an affordable, compact, highly styled car with a sporty or performance-oriented image.
For me and thousands of Mustang owners from all over the world the Ford Mustang is not just a car - this pony car has always been a symbol of status and a strong personality statement for those who drive them.
The Ford Mustang is a car with a lot of history and a lot of heart. Its a symbol of freedom and the spirit of American classic cars.